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SwissLeg premiata due volte in un giorno

Il 3 luglio scorso la start-up dell'USI SwissLeg, che offre protesi gambali su misura e a buon mercato nei paesi in via di sviluppo, ha ricevuto due diversi premi: il SEIF Award for Social Entrepreneurship 2013 (10'000 CHF) e il Venture Kick Stage III award (130'000 CHF).   

Il SEIF Award for Social Entrepreneurship premia progetti che affrontano sfide sociali con un modello d'affari innovativo, mentre Venture Kick è uno dei più importanti concorsi a livello nazionale destinati a premiare start-up innovative e ad alto potenziale.  

SwissLeg rewarded twice in a day

On July 3rd USI's start-up SwissLeg, which offers affordable artificial limbs to amputees in the developing world by producing comfortably fitted prosthetic legs, was awarded two different prizes: the SEIF Award for Social Entrepreneurship 2013 (10'000 CHF) and the Venture Kick Stage III award (130'000 CHF).

The SEIF Award for Social Entrepreneurship rewards projects that approach social challenges with an innovative business model, while Venture Kick is one of the most important Swiss contests aimed at rewarding innovative and high potential start-ups.